Dutch B2B event draws Danish delegation to Groningen

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - Published by Susanne Findeisen
In January, delegates from 10 Danish organisations travelled to Groningen for a supply chain meeting and a visit the Eemshaven offshore port.

The event was organized and hosted by NNOW in collaboration with the province of Groningen. The format of the event was attractive for companies from both Denmark and the Netherlands: During the supply chain meeting, companies that have obtained a large order - in this case Jan de Nul and Siem Offshore - presented the projects for which they desire to subcontract. Then, a selection of relevant companies got the opportunity to pitch the products and services they have to offer in relation to what the subcontracting companies were asking for. This approach has proven to lead to quick and tangible results in terms of B2B cooperations. So keep an eye on the next Inn2POWER newsletter: perhaps you will read about new Danish-Dutch B2B collaborations that started here!

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The next day, on the way to Eemshaven the delegation first paid a visit to EnTranCe. EnTranCe is a field lab where researchers and students join forces with businesses, entrepreneurs, civil society, policy makers and the general public to build our future sustainable society. Examples are processing plastic to bio-fuel, flying on liquefied gas, balancing a closed renewable energy network and much more. Companies noted that there were several test facilities present that were interesting from an offshore wind viewpoint, for example acoustic tests.

At the Eemshaven, Eric Bertholet from Groningen Seaports gave an overview presentation on the facilities in the harbor, followed by a visit to the Orange Blue Terminal (from which the German Merkur offshore wind farm is being built) and Wijnne Barends